Air Pollution

New Delhi orders construction halt as pollution levels soar

Jun 15, 2018

New Delhi officials have ordered a two-day halt to construction in an attempt to reduce choking pollution that has cloaked the city in smog and dust

Volkswagen to pay Vermont $6.5 million in emissions lawsuit

Jun 13, 2018

The state of Vermont and people who bought certain Volkswagen diesel models that were rigged to cheat on emissions tests will be getting a total of $6.5 million from the automaker

Volkswagen fined $1.2 billion in Germany over diesel scandal

Jun 13, 2018

Automaker Volkswagen says it's being fined 1 billion euros ($1.18 billion) by German authorities in connection with the diesel emissions scandal

German prosecutors investigate Audi CEO in emissions case

Jun 11, 2018

German prosecutors say they have expanded their probe into manipulation of emissions controls at Volkswagen's Audi division to include Audi's CEO, Rupert Stadler

Pennsylvania to require gas drillers to reduce air pollution

Jun 7, 2018

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's administration will begin enforcing tougher new air pollution standards on the state's booming natural gas industry

Hamburg becomes 1st German city to impose limited diesel ban

May 31, 2018

Drivers of older diesel-powered trucks are banned from using two road sections in Hamburg, the first German city to implement such a ban

Current lava flows are hottest, fastest of latest eruption

May 31, 2018

The hottest and fastest-moving lava of Kilauea volcano's latest eruption spread across new parts of the Big Island Wednesday, forcing officials to order evacuations in two coastal neighborhoods

Besides lava and ash, Hawaii volcano is pumping out 'vog'

May 28, 2018

A volcano on Hawaii's Big Island is creating "vog," or volcanic smog.

Emails show cooperation among EPA, climate-change deniers

May 26, 2018

Newly released emails show senior political appointees at the Environmental Protection Agency working closely with a think-tank that dismisses warnings of climate change

Volcanic ash swamps Hawaii school, turning tennis court gray

May 26, 2018

A small, rural school on Hawaii's Big Island is covered in a gritty, gray layer of ash from an erupting volcano

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